Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Landscape of Competency-Based Education - Robert Kelchen, Center on Higher Education AEI

Competency-based education has the potential to streamline the path to a college degree for a significant number of students, both working adults who can apply their skills and experiences to earn credit for what they already know and other students who prefer self-paced learning over the traditional time-based model of earning credits. But little is known about who is currently enrolled in CBE programs or the programs’ pricing structures. Currently, 34 colleges have CBE programs, with at least 18 more colleges working on developing programs. Nearly all of these colleges are less-selective institutions, and they are located across the country.

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